Convention on Biological Diversity COP-11

Biodiversity policy at a global level is guided by the UN Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD), the most important international convention in the field of environment conservation. The CBD has 3 main objectives, notably for hunters the conservation of biological diversity and the sustainable use of the components of biological diversity.

In October 2010, FACE attended the 10th Conference of the Parties of the CBD in Nagoya, Japan where a new Strategic Plan for Biodiversity for 2011-2020 was adopted – namely, the Aichi Targets which address the underlying causes of biodiversity loss. The EU adopted its 2020 Biodiversity Strategy and FACE aligned its Biodiversity Manifesto accordingly.

The 11th Conference of the Parties will take place in India, 8-19 October. Hunters will be principally represented by the CIC who will be present and promoting sustainable wildlife management at a global level. In particular the CIC will be taking forward the concept of a Collaborative Partnership for Wildlife Management. This follows their work at the IUCN World Conservation Congress to set up a high-level meeting to discuss this issue and the passing of their Motion.